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News posted on Friday, 13 June 2008

Tasting of the world’s best Shiraz in Barossa
Over 160 Shiraz/Syrah from around the world are available for tasting on 22 June as part of the Third International Shiraz Alliance in the Barossa Valley.

Grapes: the tide turns as producers seek flexibility
Between 1997 and 1999, an unprecedented 40,000 hectares of grapevines were thrust into the soil across the nation, increasing the wine industry’s output by 40% in one short frenzied spurt of hyper-activity.

Thandi on a winning streak
Thandi has added significantly to its silverware, thanks to impressive performances at a number of local and international wine competitions this year.

No whining about this vintage course
Got your heart set on becoming a viticulturist or winemaker? Then be prepared to be thrown into the deep end of the wine business in this intensive three- year Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) degree program.

Ripe for bumper crop
A bumper 2008 Tasmanian vintage is just part of an Australian-wide phenomenon. The expected production of wine grapes is 1.67 million tonnes, up almost 20% from 2007.

WFA 2008 Vintage Survey Report: 2008 Harvest above expectations
The 2008 Winemakers’ Federation of Australia Vintage Survey has come in above expectations in both size and quality, reaching a total of 1.83 million tonnes.

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